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  1. What do you consider to to be the best recorded mandolin tone?

    I have several that I consider to be top mandolin recordings. The player, mic, preamp all play big rolls. What are your top recorded mandolin recordings. I'm not interested in style, type of music,...
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    Re: Help - mystery G7 chord voicing

    This is what he's playing. G7 9 13 - 4300 which is: B F A E or 3 7b 9 13 to a C - 5230 which is C E C E or 1 3 1 3.
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    Re: unpleasant "aftertaste" on a Rogue

    The string will vibrate from the bridge to the tailpiece and from the nut to the tuners and will produce unwanted tones. Small grommets will do the trick behind the bridge, one for each pair of...
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    Re: Perplexing harmony question

    When your harmonizing a part above the melody, there are 3 choices if your using scale tones and keeping a closed harmony (the harmony note that is closest to the melody). Your choices are: a major...
  5. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

    We don't need no stinking guitar!
  6. Re: Any tips on keeping up with chord changes better?

    LongBlackVeil,
    I have had many students with this same issue. It's as if your processor (playing through changes) isn't fast enough to run the program (song). You can upgrade your processor by...
  7. Re: The definitive mandolin Christmas recording list

    How about the Modern Mandolin Quartet and the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble?
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    Re: Acoustic Amps

    I've used many rigs in my career. The best I've found by far for mandolin and fiddle is the Genz Benz Shenandoah compak 300 series. I have played: Polytone, Jbls, AER, Roland 60s and 90s, Fishman...
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    Re: Isaac Eicher on electric mandola

    Rick,
    Thanks for the nice words. I spend most of my time playing fiddle or acoustic mandola. I think Isaac does a nice job with it.
    Cheers,
    Shelby
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    Re: most sweat resistant strings?

    Try washing your hands with Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash. It has salicylic acid in it and will reduce the amount of sweat your hands produce.
  11. Re: Would Like an Electric Toy . . . Solidbody Elec Mando the ans

    Check out Isaac's cut on the home page. 4 string a-c tuning.
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    Re: Pros That Don't Play High End Instruments

    Interesting thread. The thing I found intriguing was to see Ira using the D chord shape. Bill did not use this shape. He used 2 - 4 - 5 which is not really connected to modern Bluegrass players. I...
  13. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

    Let's see if this works. It's a sound cloud link to bebop western swing. https://soundcloud.com/isaac_eicher/my-window-faces-the-south
    Cheers,
    Shelby
  14. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

    Here's another: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYFNOG-i8_U
  15. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

    Here's a clip of Isaac playing the Jazz mandola. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tix9WeND5Y[/VIDEO]
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    Re: tenor ukulele tuned in fifth ?

    Nice to see this thread emerge. I've been using a tenor ukulele as a nylon string mandola for years. For a 17" scale length, the best string set that I've found is: D'Addarrio - for the 1st or A...
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    Re: The neck's contribution to tone quality

    I tend to say that wood choice in a neck makes a difference in tonal quality. My experience with violin bows makes me think that all contributing factors are reflected in the end result. The stick of...
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    Re: John Wynn Mandolins

    John lived in Springfield Mo and was a banjo player. He has passed. He has 2 sons that play: John - fiddle and Berry - mandolin. John made a 3 point mandolin for Jesse McReynolds at one point. He was...
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    Re: Strings for toxic fingers

    I recommend to students with sweating issues to wash their hands with Neutrogena "Oil-Free Acne Wash". It contains salicylic acid which will create a drying effect and make strings last longer.
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    Re: Best recording techniques ?

    I have tried many different techniques and mics. When I go on a session I use whatever is offered but my mic placement is pretty standard and it always produces a nice sound. It is 12" - 16" above...
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    Re: How about western swing

    Isaac Eicher plays with the Tulsa Playboys. The next show is January 10th at the Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. February 15th in Canton, Texas. The CD is coming very soon, although I played most of the...
  22. Re: Does anyone know the name of this song?

    Stumblin'
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    Re: JJ Cale Died Friday

    Well it's not me and remember that time very well. For me it was before a cell phone. I took my family to Ohio to visit my parents and drove back to St. Louis to celebrate the 4th of July. We watched...
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    Re: 4 or 5 string jazz mando?

    Yeah, I always used the term plinky. Even when I hear Tiny Moore I don't like the sound of the e string.
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    Re: 4 or 5 string jazz mando?

    I don't care for the sound of the E string. I got my inspiration from Johnny Gimble and went for the mandola tuning. Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMhCytbXcCs
    Shelby
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